In the Arctic the sea ice coverage keeps going down. In the Antarctic sea ice cover is reaching record heights.
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A team of UK scientists are predicting that this year will see Arctic sea ice cover around the same level as last year.
The team published its ideas in a recent edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. Now, it has put out its first open forecast for this September of 5.4 million square km, give or take half a million.It compares with 5.35 million square km averaged across September last year.
Down south the Antarctic is currently showing an alternative trend, with the winter maximum extent growing to record levels.